Meet the Experts at O'Connor's Carpet One

Administrative Team, Flooring, Sales & Design Experts

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 Lawrence Jarabek, Owner

Larry has owned O'Connor's Carpet One for over 38 years and has been in the carpet and floor covering industry for even longer, starting out as a flooring installer in his teenage years. Larry currently oversees store operations and works with both commercial and residential projects.


Linda Tomandl, Sales Manager/Advertising Coordinator

Graduated with the BA degree from Saginaw valley State University…been a manager, buyer, and marketing and advertising coordinator for the last 40 years, with the last 21 years at O’Connor's Carpet One…"the voice" of O’Connor's on radio and TV.


Joan Schmidt, Sales Professional & Design Consultant

Joan has been in interior design for 17 years and specializes in color patterns, whole home makeovers, staging, and in-home design service.

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 Laura Pahl, Sales Professional & Design Consultant

Laura graduated from Central Michigan University with her BBA in interior design and construction management. Laura has been in the industry for 19 years and specializes in whole home makeovers.


Kim Faber-Rivera, Sales Professional & Design Consultant

Kim has been active in the flooring and furniture business for 22 years. Kim is an expert in commercial and residential applications for carpet and hard surface flooring.


Becky Leonard, Kitchen Design Specialist

Becky graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in graphic design. Becky has over 15 years interior design, cabinets, countertops, ceramic tile, as well as blinds and flooring.

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 Matt Leddy, Sales Professional

Matt Leddy is a 3rd Generation family member at O'Connor's who interns as a sales consultant during the summer months, and works on the website and social media outlets during his time away from the office. While away, he is studying Business and Construction Management at Eastern Michigan University.


Mike Fleischmann, Commercial Sales Professional

Mike has been active in commercial sales for the last 30 years in all types of flooring. Mike bids major projects for banks, assisted living homes, churches, schools, among many others. Mike works with general contractors as well as builders.


Jim Martin, Commercial Sales Professional

Jim attended Western Michigan University and has been active in all areas of the flooring industry; as a store manager, a mill rep, and commercial sales. Jim has been in the industry for over 20 years.

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 George Romanelli, Sales Professional/Shop at Home Consultant

George installed carpet for over 25 years and has been our customer service specialist and in-home estimator for the last 15 years. When O'Connor's comes to measure your home, George will be at your door!


Kristy Young, Office Manager


Karen Good, Office Manager


 Sonni Magyar, Sales Professional and Design Consultant

Sonni has been active in the design and customer service field for 30 years. She has an associates degree in interior design from Delta College, and a bachelors degree in business management from Northwood University.


Installation Professionals

The installation team at O'Connor's Carpet One works exclusively for O'Connor's, which allows our customers to feel confident in the job that is being done in their home. We stand behind our installations for the life of the floor, and we strive to ensure that your floor stays beautiful for as long as possible.

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 Matt Skrocki, Installation Manager

Matt is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He has been our warehouse manager and installation specialist for the last 8 years at O'Connor's Carpet One.


Henry Snyder, Installer

Henry has been a part of an installation team at O'Connor's for over 15 years at O'Connor's Carpet One, specializing in carpet. Henry also goes by Junior.


Jerry Weinert, Installer

Jerry has been a part of a team that has been installing for O'Connor's Carpet One for over 15 years and specializes in carpet installation.

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 Derek Good, Installer

Derek has been installing carpet and hard surface flooring for O'Connor's Carpet One and has been certified as a ceramic tile installer.


Mike Garrecht, Installer

Mike has been installing vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and luxury vinyl tile for over 15 years for O'Connor's Carpet One.


Dan Simmons, Installer

Dan has been an installer of vinyl, laminate, and luxury vinyl tile for over 20 years for O'Connor's Carpet One.


Ed Beebe, Installer



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 Kevin Nilles, Installer